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Law Student Intern Program

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut has an unpaid internship program for first-year (second semester), second-year, and third-year law student interns in the Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven Offices.  Students may work at the Office during the fall, spring, and summer terms.  During the fall and spring terms, students may work part-time and receive school credit for the internship.

Interns participate in a wide range of work alongside Assistant United States Attorneys in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions.  Typical assignments include research and writing projects, participating in witness interviews, document analysis, assisting in preparing for depositions and oral arguments in court, and assisting with trials.

To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF file to the email address

  1. A one-page cover letter explaining your interest in the internship program and indicating the office(s) to which you are applying
  2. A résumé
  3. A law school transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  4. A writing sample


Applications must be received by the following dates:


            Fall Term:  April 15

            Spring Term:  October 1

            Summer Term:  February 1


Background Check

            Students who have been preliminarily selected for an internship position must thereafter supply information for a background check and be granted a favorable security clearance in order to work in this Office.

Updated May 2, 2023